...and that stands for "Trope."

This is when a character emphasises the magnitude of the thing they're talking about by saying that it's a Thing "with a capital T". They may go on to add that the capital letter also stands for something else relevant.

Can be played for laughs by having the character get the initial letter wrong (or deliberately changing it to make a point, as in our trope WitchWithACapitalB), or announcing that the entire first syllable is capital. CapitalLettersAreMagic is when the narrative itself does this.


[[folder: Advertising ]]

* An Australian public safety ad (about germ awareness) from the 1970s used a version of "Ya Got Trouble" from ''Theatre/TheMusicMan'':
-->Oh, you got trouble!\\
With a capital "T"\\
And that rhymes with "D"\\
And that stands for dirt!


[[folder: Anime And Manga ]]

* Spoofed in the English dub of ''Manga/FairyTail'' when Natsu and Gajeel argue over which of their cat partners is better:
-->'''Gajeel:''' Ain't no way you guys can beat my Lily! He's the strongest with a capital "S"!\\
'''Natsu:''' We'll see about that, 'cause Happy's a cat with a lower-case "c"!
* From an episode of ''Manga/GetBackers'':
-->'''Kazuki Fuchouin:''' He's hazardously lucky, isn't he?\\
'''Kakei Juubei:''' With a capital... hazardous.


[[folder: Film ]]

* ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'':
-->'''Biff:''' Hello? Hello? Anybody home? Huh? Think, [=McFly=]! Think! Your old man, Mr. Loser?\\
'''Marty:''' What?\\
'''Biff:''' That's right. Loser with a capital "L".
* ''Film/BrainDonors'':
-->'''Roland:''' And that spells cash with a capital...\\
'''Jacques:''' K!\\
'''Roland:''' You should go back to school.\\
'''Jacques:''' I hated teaching.
* ''Film/PetersFriends'':
-->'''Andrew:''' It's shit with a capital "sh".
* ''Film/StuckOnYou'':
-->'''Cher:''' I was a bitch with [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar a capital C]].


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''Series/RedDwarf'', episode "Waiting for God":
-->'''Cat:''' I'm smooth, with a capital Smoo.
* From an episode of ''Series/AsTheWorldTurns'':
-->'''Henry Coleman:''' These are dangerous people, with a capital D, which means death, which could happen to you.
* ''Series/{{Psych}}'', episode "Rob-a-Bye Baby":
-->'''Shawn Spencer:''' Dude, this blows, with a capital Z.
* ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'', episode "Vegas, Vegas":
-->'''Roseanne:''' Marriage stinks, with a capital SUCK!
* ''Series/VeronicaMars'', episode "Look Who's Stalking":
-->'''Kendall:''' Oh, well if it isn't Little Miss Teen Getaway. Your dad and I were just dealing with a little trouble.\\
'''Veronica:''' Like, trouble with a capital "T", that rhymes with "C", [[CountryMatters that stands for...]]\\
'''Keith:''' Veronica!\\
'''Veronica:''' What? I was going to say "cute."
* In the ''Series/WillAndGrace'' episode "Coffe & Commitment", Jack meets a guy who describes as "cute with a capital Q".
* On ''Series/{{Glee}}'', Kurt has been called "[[CampGay capital G gay]]."


[[folder: Literature ]]

* In ''Literature/MrsFrisbyAndTheRatsOfNimh'', a "Plan" is referred to as being pronounced with a capital P.
* In ''Discworld/GoingPostal'', some clacks hackers have invented a killer poke that they call "the Woodpecker." Moist repeats the name, but forgets to pause and use the capital W. (This is not the first time characters on Discworld have been able to hear and pronounce capital letters or punctuation.)


[[folder: Music ]]

* "My Resistance is Low":
-->I'm going Overboard with a capital O
* "Eadie Was A Lady":
-->Eadie had class with a capital K.


[[folder: Theatre ]]

* The {{Trope Namer|s}} is "Ya Got Trouble" from ''Theatre/TheMusicMan'':
-->Oh, we got trouble!\\
Right here in River City!\\
With a capital "T"\\
And that rhymes with "P"\\
And that stands for pool!


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* In ''VideoGame/DiscworldII'', Ridcully uses the term "Glitter, with a capital 'gluh'!"
* ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'':
-->'''Axel:''' You really don't remember. It's me? You know, Axel?\\
'''Roxas:''' Axel?\\
'''Axel:''' Talk about blank with a capital B.
* ''VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople'', episode 4:
-->'''Coach Z:''' Strong Bad, you kidding? You can't put Senor Cardgage in your movie! That guy is creepy with a capital "cree"!
* In ''VideoGame/MadWorld'', the Black Baron considers one of the minigames he introduces as "Easy with a capital EZ".
* ''VideoGame/OrcsMustDie'' parodies this.
--> '''[[PlayerCharacter War Mage]]:''' So what do I know so far? [[{{Mooks}} Orcs]], [[TheBrute ogres]] and [[DemonicSpiders gnolls]] all working together, creepy voice talking in my head, and I can't get in contact with the other warmages. It all spells BAD, with a capital B... And a capital A... and a D.
* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland Chapter 5: Rise of the Pirate God'', Guybrush can ask W.P. Grindstump if he's hidden the Voodoo Lady:
-->'''Grindstump:''' Absolutely not! That witch is nothing but [[Theatre/TheMusicMan trouble with a capital T, and that rhymes with V, and that stands for Voodoo]].


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' has "trouble with a capital 'R'".
* From an episode of ''WesternAnimation/BabyBlues'':
-->'''Bizzy:''' That guy's a loser with a capital 'Loo'.
* ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', episode "The Agenda", referring to a situation involving the villainous Blackarachnia:
-->'''Rattrap:''' We've got trouble! Oh yeah, trouble... with a capital "B"!
** Also, in "Tangled Web", concerning approaching Maximals:
-->'''Quickstrike''': We got trouble brewing outside. Trouble with a capital "M"!
* From an episode of ''GIJoe'':
-->'''Ace:''' Uh-oh. What we got here is a game of dirty pool. With a capital "D" for Destro!
* ''WesternAnimation/HappyFeet'':
-->'''Ramon:''' We got personality, with a capital Y. Why? Because we're hot!
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} Go Wild'':
-->'''Spike:''' Will you stop worrying? I know all about cats with a capital "K".
* ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'', episode "Evil Sits Down For a Moment":
-->'''The Tick:''' Falling in love with a supervillain is Trouble with a capital 'troub'.
* ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperHeroes'', episode "Unnatural Alliances":
-->'''Duo Damsel''': Terra-Man, word is you've been terrorizing this entire prairie in search of someone.
-->'''Star Boy''': The only thing you're gonna find here is trouble.
-->'''Bouncing Boy''': With a capital "L"!
* ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'', during the "Maybe Dick, the Wailing Whale" arc:
-->'''Bullwinkle''': Look out, Rocky! We got trouble with a capital "TROUB"!
* WesternAnimation/BugsBunny in "Rabbit Rampage" when he sees that the unseen animator wants to have some fun with him:
-->'''Bugs:''' Oh, ''you,'' huh? Well, if you're the one drawing this picture, then count me out. Capital "O," capital "U," capital "T!" So goodbye to you and farewell to thee!


[[folder: Real Life ]]

* This is where the name of TheTeetotaler comes from. In the 1840s or so, people were pledging themselves to "T-Total Abstinence" from alcohol.
* Creator/OscarWilde once said that one of his critics, the painter James Whistler, spelled the word "art" "with a capital 'I'."
* Transmen refer to testosterone as "T".